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Report on the NOWPAP/PICES/WESTPAC Joint Training Course on Remote Sensing Data Analysis

8-12 October 2011 at Vladivostok, Russia

Introduction

The NOWPAP/PICES/WESTPAC joint training course on remote sensing data analysis was organized by the NOWPAP Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok, Russia on 8-12 October 2011.
The training course was conducted for 22 selected trainees (Appendix 1), including postgraduate students, professional researchers and local government officers working in the field of marine sciences, from China, Japan, Korea, Russia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. 10 lecturers from the NOWPAP countries (China, Japan, Korea and Russia) and Germany and USA delivered lectures on remote sensing applications for monitoring and assessment of the marine and coastal environment in the Northwest Pacific Region (Appendix 2).

Objectives

To provide opportunities for students, young researchers and coastal managers to obtain useful skills and knowledge to utilize remote sensing data to monitor and assess the coastal and marine environment

Date and Venue

The date and venue of this training course were as follows:

  • Date;   October 8 to 12, 2011
  • Venue;  Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

Organization Structures

The training course was operated under the following organization structures:

  • Organizer:         
    Special Monitoring & Coastal Environment Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC)
    North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
    IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)
  • Co-organizers and local host institutions:
    V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
  • Supporters:
    International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)

22 trainees were selected out of 58 applicants by screening by the Organizing Committee consisting of experts in CEARAC, PICES and WESTPAC, based on the contents of submitted application.

Course Fee

Training course was provided for free of charge.

Course Program

Program of the NOWPAP/PICES/WESTPAC Joint Training Course on Remote Sensing Data Analysis

Day Time Program Lecturers Training texts
Oct 8 9:20-10:50 Introduction to Satellite Oceanography (L) Dr. Leonid Mitnik

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11:00-12:30 Introduction and recent progress in ocean color remote sensing part I(L)
:Uncertainties in ocean colour remote sensing
Dr. Roland Doerffer

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13:30-15:00 Introduction and recent progress in ocean color remote sensing part II(L)
:Correction of the influence of the atmosphere in Ocean Colour RS
Dr. Roland Doerffer

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15:15-16:00 Global Ocean Observing System and availability of oceanographic data in the Northwestern Pacific Dr. Vyacheslav Lobanov

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16:00-17:00 Satellite Ocean Color: Challenges & the Software Dr. Mati Kahru

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Oct 9 9:00-10:30 Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms (L) Dr. Raphael Kudela

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10:45-12:15 Primary Productivity (L) Dr. Joji Ishizaka and
Dr. Raphael Kudela

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13:30-15:00 Introduction into MERIS data and BEAM software (H) Dr. Roland Doerffer

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15:00-17:00 Visualization and verification of ocean colour satellite data (H) Dr. Mati Kahru
Oct 10 9:00-10:30 Eutrophication (L)
Satellite based monitoring of marine and coastal environment of the Northwest Pacific (L)
Dr. Joji Ishizaka

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10:45-12:15 Introduction of GOCI status and validation activities (L) Dr. Yu-Hwan Ahn

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13:30-17:00 Time series analysis of ocean colour data and detection of change (H) Dr. Mati Kahru
Oct 11 9:00-10:00 Introduction to radiometric calibration of satellite solar reflective bands (L)
: a review of FY-3 ocean color applications
Dr. Ling Sun

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10:00-10:30 Utilization of Landsat image (L) Dr. Leonid Mitnik

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10:30-12:15 Utilization of SAR and optical images/data for monitoring of the coastal environment (L) Dr. Natalia Evtushenko

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13:30-15:00 Analysis of high resolution optical sensor images (H) Dr. Natalia Evtushenko
15:10-17:30 Time series analysis of ocean colour data and detection of change (H) Dr. Mati Kahru
Oct 12 9:00-10:30 Monitoring of oil pollution with the use of satellite imagery (L) Dr. Leonid MITNIK

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10:50-12:15 Ocean Remote Sensing Project of Coastal Habitat Mapping (L) Dr. Teruhisa Komatsu

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13:00-17:30 Assignment for all trainees (H)

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17:00-17:30 Closing

(L) Lecture
(H) Hands-on computer excise

Training texts

The training texts distributed durning the course can be downloaded from the table above.

Voices from participants

A group photo
A group photo

Snapshots during the hands on practice

Snapshots during the hands on practice
Snapshots during the hands on practice
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